It’s hard not to feel like Cassandra sometimes, cursed as I am with the ability to see horrifying (but accurate) prophecies of things to come, or in my case, the ability to use pattern recognition, as a predictor of future events, and to understand the relationship between “cause” and “effect”. In fairness, in a world where the majority of people deny basic reality, in favour of believing in their feelings instead, they may as well be the same damn thing.
Almost a year to the day ago, I wrote a post about how Ireland was finally following in the footsteps of other European countries and would begin taking in migrants as well. I didn’t think this would turn out well and I criticised the decision. In fact, my closing statement in that post was this.
I’m just going to call it right now. We’ve seen countless problems occurring all over Europe as a result of this migrant crisis. Terrorism, rapes, all kinds of random violence. Why should we expect that Ireland will be any different? No, we’re going to eventually see similar problems here if they keep this up. The numbers are insignificant right now, but eventually, there will be enough of them for there to be an impact. I really hope that I end up being wrong on this one, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
And sure enough here we are a year later, and this happens.
An 18 year old “Asylum Seeker” from Egypt, by the name of “Mohammad” arrives in the country and just a few days later goes on a rampage of seemingly random violence, killing one, and injuring two others. It’s the same story we’ve seen play out numerous times in France, Britain, Germany, Sweden, and many other European countries, over the last few years and just as myself and many others predicted, we’re now seeing it happen here as well.
Straight away, the mainstream media jumped to dismiss terrorism as a motive.
But this is inaccurate reporting. The Gardaí are still investigating the incident and have simply made a statement that they have founds no links to terrorism, so far in the course of their investigation.
That doesn’t automatically mean that it’s not a terrorist attack, because even if he has no connection to any terrorist organisations, he could just as easily have been a “lone wolf”, radicalised by the internet, in a mosque, or even just from his own reading of the Quran.
I’m not writing this post to gloat about “being right”, because quite frankly, this is not a topic that I wanted to be right about. Like most people of my generation, I grew up believing in the whole “diversity is our strength” narrative, and that multiculturalism would work out perfectly fine. I really wanted it to as well because I never cared about a person’s skin colour, accent, geographical origin, religious beliefs, or anything else along those lines, that made them different. However just because I wanted things to work, doesn’t mean that I was willing to ignore reality and pretend that it was. I couldn’t ignore the increase in acid attacks, rapes, child grooming gangs, terrorism, and other forms of violence that has been occurring in Europe as the demographics change. Pattern recognition is not evil. It’s something we’re biologically hardwired to do because it helps keep us alive.
I had to accept that the multicultural project was failing miserably and I changed my views accordingly. When I predicted a year ago that Ireland would inevitably start seeing problems with migrant violence, I didn’t do so with the hope that I would be right. I just knew that it was going to happen no matter what.
And unless we learn from what has happened and start taking the right preventative steps, it’s going to keep on happening.